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How Much Would You Pay to Drive a Jumping Robot on the Moon?

The European Space Agency is looking for lunar business proposals, and little gaming robots might be on the way to the moon

A house-sized asteroid will come ‘damn close’ to Earth in October

Asteroid TC4 is a name you're going to hear a lot of in the coming weeks, and its remarkably close flyby of Earth will be a historic event in more ways than one. Like many other groups, including NASA, the European Space Agency has been...Show More Summary

Now in orbit: the first “Italian” spy satellite , by Manlio Dinucci

Yesterday the Italian Defense Ministry's satellite Optsat-3000 was launched in French Guyana, with a Vega rocket from the European Space Agency. What is interesting is that while the rocket was built in Italy (Avio), the actual satellite was made in Israel. Show More Summary

Raw: Rocket carries two satellites into space

A Vega European rocket carried two Israeli-made Earth observation satellites into space on Tuesday night. The rocket launched from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana, on the north coast of South America. (Aug. 2)        

A final farewell to LISA Pathfinder

With the push of a button, final commands for the European Space Agency's LISA Pathfinder mission were beamed to space on July 18, a final goodbye before the spacecraft was powered down.

ESA's gravitational wave satellite shut down after 16 months

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The European Space Agency's LISA Pathfinder satellite was shut down this week, after 16 months of service in the hunt for gravitational waves. But this is only the beginning: the Pathfinder satellite was a testbed for technology that...Show More Summary

Tour the International Space Station With Google Street View

Users can now explore the ISS in a 360-degree view, courtesy of an astronaut at the European Space Agency.

UK-built pollution monitoring satellite ready for launch

The Sentinel-5P spacecraft is designed to monitor the pollution that causes a reported tens of thousands of deaths every year in the UK Last year, the European Space Agency launched the Trace Gas Orbiter to Mars. It is designed to look for methane – a key tracer of life – to determine if Martian microbes are present on the red planet. Show More Summary

Welcome to Outer Space View

Editor’s note:  Starting today, you can now explore the International Space Station in Street View in Google Maps. Thomas Pesquet, Astronaut at the European Space Agency (ESA), spent six months aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as a flight engineer. Show More Summary

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Bloomberg: EU’s Barnier Has ‘Trust’ Issue With U.K. Over Unclear Brexit. (video) The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, issued his second stern warning to the U.K. in the space of a week, demanding Theresa May’s government make its positions clear so talks on its withdrawal from the bloc can start making progress. Show More Summary

From Space, Bolivia's Salt Flats Look Like a Glitch

Don't worry, your screen is just fine. That's just Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni salt flat, as seen from space. Thanks to the European Space Agency's Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite, we have a new view of the bright white lake bed, along...Show More Summary

Here's how we might save fallen astronauts on the moon - CNET

Moon rescues can be tricky. The European Space Agency uses underwater aquanauts to test out a device designed to help injured moonwalkers.

Here's how we might save fallen astronauts on the moon - CNET

Moon rescues can be tricky. The European Space Agency uses underwater aquanauts to test out a device designed to help injured moonwalkers.

Zero gravity: Graphene for space applications

(Graphene Flagship) Researchers and students in the Graphene Flagship are preparing for two exciting experiments in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) to test the viability of graphene for space applications. The microgravity...Show More Summary

ESA’s BepiColombo Mercury mission thrives on ambition and co-operation

The European Space Agency unveils its ambitious €1.3bn Bepi Colombo mission to inner planet Mercury I raised a sceptical eyebrow when Alvaro Gimenez, ESA director of science, said that BepiColombo mission to Mercury is the most complicated science mission ever performed by the agency. Show More Summary

Mystery in Space: European Satellite Destroyed By Unknown Object

Several recent developments have made it clear that space has become the latest front in whatever strange new Cold War is brewing. Just this week, it seems that the war might have gone from ‘cold’ to ‘shooting’ with the news that several satellite-tracking agencies have spotted a European-contolled communications satellite breaking apart in space. The... Read more »

Impending Antarctic iceberg is the size of Delaware, and extends 700 feet below the surface

Any way you look at it, we're about to witness the birth of one massive iceberg. Researchers with the European Space Agency (ESA) have taken more detailed measurements of the massive iceberg set to cleave off the Larsen C Ice Shelf...Show More Summary

Before & After: A Budapest Flat Gets Its First Facelift in 70 Years

Szilvia's stunner in Budapest has all of the classic charms of a turn of the last century European apartment. With drool-worthy high ceilings and large windows, Szilvia knew she could create a sleek, light-filled space to design to her heart's content. READ MORE »

NASA Space-Flight Discovery: Archaea Found in Extreme Earth Environments That Could Survive on Mars --"Common on Human Skin"

A new study that stemmed from a planetary protection project for NASA and the European Space Agency. It turns out our skin is crawling with single-celled microorganisms -- and they're not just bacteria. A study by the Department of Energy's...        

ESA unveils magnetic space tug to corall broken satellites drifting in space

Japan's experiment to clean up space debris earlier this year may have ended in failure, but the world's space agencies haven't given up on the problem yet. The European Space Agency (ESA) recently proposed using a magnetic space tug to sweep up some of the junk that has accumulated in space. Show More Summary

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